Above: IRL photo of Waterton Lake in Alberta, Canada by @simtom2
We will be hosting an Official Fly-in alongside a group of community members (you!) on Twitch. This is an open event, free to all who would like to fly along with us and available to pilots of all skill levels. The goal is to have a great time, explore new locations of the world, and make new friends. This event is open to pilots on both the PC and Xbox platforms.
When: Friday, January 7 @ 2000Z for two hours.
Where: The Official Twitch Channel of MSFS
There will also be a Discord event channel open for those who want to voice chat with other members of the community.
Please see below for details on the upcoming Fly-In Event:
For our first fly-in of 2022, we wanted to start the new year by sharing a message of international peace, cooperation, and goodwill. One of the most beautiful places in the world that epitomizes this sentiment is the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. Located in North America’s Rocky Mountains, this park is shared jointly by Canada and the United States, with the Waterton portion in the Canadian province of Alberta and the Glacier portion in the American state of Montana. We will be flying on both sides of the border during this flight.
Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
Community Fly-In Friday 2022-01-07 Waterton Glacier International Peace Park.PLN (13.7 KB)
We will be starting at CZPC. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the runway in preparation for departure.
Recommended aircraft: X or NX Cub, Cessna 172, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, Pipistrel Virus, or similar (~120 knots cruising speed)
We will be using a custom weather preset for this flight, “Nice Snow”. For PC players, please download the file below and place it in the correct location depending on whether you have Microsoft Flight Simulator from the MS Store or from Steam (replace YOURNAME with your Windows username):
C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Weather\Presets
NiceSnow.WPR (2.5 KB)
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As preferred|
|Time of Day||Night|
It is advised in this flight to turn off both aircraft collisions and terrain collisions. If you do crash, you can use “slew” mode to join the pack. If the pack will be too scattered before the first stop, we will use slew on a defined point to regroup.
To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.
This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.